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VOL XII. NO. 252. TRICE THREE CEy gS. NEW HAVEN CONN., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1894 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. POLICE CAPTURE CROOKS. two successful raids made last night bt local officers. Ike BirtmMi't Gambling Dm Broken Up All Gambling Devices ConBctd Notorious Parker Hon. Balded Harten tola and Sohleloher Arrested. The polloe department covered them selves with glory last evening and al most under the very eyes of Rev. Dr. Smyth, who was In attendance at the meeting of the committee, which was Investigating the charges against the polloe department, made two of the most successful raid ever made In the history of the local police force. The raids were made upon the gam bling establishment of Ike Hartensteln on George street and also upon the disorderly resort known as the Parker house, kept by George A. Schleicher. Both raids were mad without the cognisance of the local law and order league. About 10 o'olock last evening Ser geant McBrlde, Patrolmen Grant, H. J. Donnelly, Coonan, McKlernan, Al lan and McQueeney, armed with a warrant, which had been previously issued by Assistant Attorney Mat thewman, made a raid on the gambling establishment and faro den kept by Ike Hartensteln at 297 George street, near Broad street Sergeant McBrlde conducted the raid so well that Har tensteln was taken completely by sur prise and knew nothing of the move ments of the officers until he found himself under arrest. At the time of the raid there were but two men In the place, Ike and a student who gave his name as Alex ander Munroe. Sergeant McBrlde gave the secret rap upon the door, which acts as ah open sesame and the stu dent Immediately opened the door. .When he saw his mistake, he tried to close the door and make his escape, but the sergeant and the officers were too alert for him and he and Ike were placed under arrest and escorted to the police office. All the furniture and paraphernalia of the place, including a roulette table, valued at about 400, were confiscated and taken In the patrol wagon to police headquarters, where they were placed under lock and key in the police com missioners' room. , Ike and the stu dent, Who gave his name as Munroe, were walked to police headquarters, where Ike was charged with keeping a ' gambling house and Munroe with gam - lng. Hartensteln at once furnished :, $100 bonds fopJMunroe.Jwhp Immediate ly left hedquartaraadBOOnetura with a bondsman for Ike In the person of Attorney Walter Pond. The latter- aualifled in the sum of $200. The Information concerning Harten-. stein's place was obtained directly by the members of the police department and all who took part In the raid were later on highly commended for the efficient, manner in which they con ' ducted the raid. Earlier In the evening Patrolman Owen J. Daley arrested George A. Schleicher, the proprietor of the notor ious resort on George street, near Tem ple street, and known as the Parker house. For some time past ft has been known to the police that dissolute women and students had been making night hideous with their disgraceful orgies at this place. The evidence in this case was secured by Sergeant Mc Brlde, who thus added another feather to his cap. ' Thursday evening Sergeant McBrlde and Patrolman McQueeny went -Into Schleicher's place and found Maggie Kilbride and other notorious women and a number of Tale's young gen tlemen (?) drinking, smoking cigarettes and acting In a most disgraceful man ner. As soon ae the officers had se cured the evidence they desired they left the place and Sergeant McBrlde reported the facte In the case to Cap tain Wrinn and Assistant City Attor ney 'Matthewman. The latter Issued the warrant yes terday, wihich was served by Officer Daley, and Schleicher placed under ar rest. He waa charged with keeping a disorderly house, but was subsequently released under bonds of $200, which he readily obtained. None of the vis itors at the place were placed under arrest, . . ' president looks finely. He Is in Much Better Health Than When He Went to Qray Gable.. ' Buzzards iBay, Oct, ,221 Arrange ments have all been perfected for 'the president's return to Washington to morrow. The directors of the New York, New Haven and Hartford road have tendered the president the use of their private car. He leaves here be tween f :30 and 9 o'clock to-morrow morning by special train. Those who will accompany him are Mrs. Cleve land, Ruth and Esther, the president's sister, Miss Rose Cleveland, Mrs. Per rine and nurse, maid and secret service men. -y. " . The train, will run' special to Middle boro and possibly to Providence, where it will be attached to the regular Bos ton' train for New York, -arriving In 'the latter city late In the afternoon. Possibly Mrs. Cleveland may leave the train at Greenwich to call on the Benedicts The president will not stop In New York any longer than perhaps to register and, being joined by his iamlly, will proceed at once to Wash ington. v ; '-.. ' The president to-day Is in the very best of health and looking finely, , a marked contrast over his appearance When' he arrived here six weeks ago. He has enjoyed his vacation very much and is fully rested, recuperated and Teady to take upon hljnself his duties at Washington, This afternoon the ' president Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. JPerrine took drive to the Tillage, OFFICERS AS AC Z,'TB. Army Kan WIU Hereafter a 2- letalled for That Purpose, r Washington, Oct. 22." hereafter when an army ofiloer who , irvlng as an Indian agent is relieved" from that duty another officer of the army will be detailed to act in his stead. It Is said the president prefers the army officers to act as Indian agents. It is Understood to be the purpose in the future to have these officers de tailed to act as agents when civilians are relieved. There are now fifty-seven Indian agents and of this number twenty-one are army officers. The average pay of Indian agents is nearly $1,600 with expenses. An army officer acting in such a capacity does not re ceive a salary as agent, but gets only his regular pay as a commissioned officer, with necessary expenses. Thus at this time the government Is saving annually about $30,000 In having them serve as agents. If in time the civilian agents should be abolished altogether and army offi cers appointed In their places the sav ing to the government woulud be over $80,000. ' Sprinter Italian Shot. Chicago, Oct. 22. John Mahan.cham plon quarter mile sprinter, and whose home Is Fttchburg, Mass., lies in the county hospital dangerously wounded by a bullet In bis left breast and his left arm broken. Mahan was returning from Indiana on a freight train, having spent all his money, it is said, In a town in that state where he was arranging a running match. At Chesterton, Ind., two tramps boarded the box car and ordered Mahan and Williams, a com panion, out of the car. A fight ensued in which Mahan was shot and thrown from the train. Williams jumped from the oar and was uninjured. Paper for Morganfield. Fredericksburg, Md.,Oct 22. Charles J. Searcy, the alleged Aqual Creek train robber, was taken from here this afternoon to Stafford court house for a hearing. The commonwealth's attor ney has prepared papers for the re quisition of Charles A. Morgenfield, the alleged accomplice of Searcy, who Is' held In Cincinnati. Morgenfield is too ill to be' moved at present. Wealthy Farmer Buncoed. Waverly, N. Y., Oct 22. Chauncey Wheaton, a wealthy farmer, was bun coed out of $5,000 to-day by a couple pf "three-card" men. " Wheaton . drew the money from 'the bank to "show that he had It, and then ' won '$5,00fr more on the game. He saw both packages placed In a box and tied up, and when he reached home the box was empty. The sharpers escaped. Controlled by the Management. New York, Oct. 22. The management of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe now control a substantial majority of the proxies to be voted at the annual election on October 25 In Topeka, Kan. The report of the Amsterdam stock holders turned over this afternoon proxies for 80,000 shares to the directors' committee, which carries with it prox ies for 104,000 shares. Mo One Was Killed. St Paul, Oct. 22. It Is now reported that no one was killed outright in the falling building this afternoon. Three laborers have been taken out badly in jured. The building was an old one, owned by the Pabst Brewing company, and was being torn down when the collapse' came. No Conflict Is Implied. New York, Oct 22. E. Ellery Ander son says that the suit to foreclose the 5 per cent, mortgage of the Union Pa cific, Denver and Gulf road, instituted by the American Trust company of Bos ton, does not imply any conflict with the present receiver. Mr. Anderson represents the Drexel, Morgan & Co. interest, which holds $8,000,000 out of the $15,000,000 of the 5 per cent, bonds now pledged as collateral for. the Union Pacific 6 per cents. Indian River Bridge to be Repaired. Milford, Oct. 22. At the adjourned session of the annual town meeting here this afternoon the citizens voted $2,500 appropriations with which to make the necessary repairs to the ap proaches to the Indian river bridge, which collapsed a short time ago. . The selectmen were instructed to confer with Connor Bros, of New Haven, the contractors who built the bridge, and endeavor to have the work done by the contractors at a reduced figure. Another Mill Strike. . New Bedford, Mass., Oct 22. Another strike was Inaugurated at the Warn sutta . mills this morning. . The wide loom weavers In No. 7 mill, about fifty in number, all men, were requested to take nnother loom, making five looms for each weaver. The request was not complied with, the weavers leaving the mill In a body rather than take the extra work. . Another Strike is On. " North Adams, Mass., Oct. 22. The help In the Briggsville mill refused President Barker's offer of a restora tion of 8 per cent, and two hours, and began a strike this morning. Fell From a Tree and Killed. ' Great Barrington, W. Va., Oct 2?. Chartese W, Pickett, aged twenty-two, from Redmond, Lawrence county, N.Y., who was visiting at Ashley Falls, while chestnutting yesterday fell thirty-five, feet from a tall tree and was Instantly Killed, . , GREETED BY DEMOCRATS GOVERNOR M'KINLET WAS GIVES A RECEPTION IN CUARLESTOWN. He Followed the Line, of His New Orleans Address It U Better for Democrat to Jlellere In Protection He It Mow Booked for Twenty Speeches. Charlestown, S.C., Oct 22.Govemor McKinley invaded the Third and Fourth congressional districts to-day, and not withstanding the fact that both are democratio he was given a cordial re ception. Fve thousand people attend ed the open-air meeting at Hunting don this afternoon, while to-night the Berlew opera house was packed to suffocation with his hearers. At both places he followed the lines of his New Orleans addresa He added that It was better for democrats who be'lleved In protection to be regarded as traitors to the pary than as traitors to the best and most sacred interests of the country. It had been charged that the republican tariff bill was full of mistakes, but they were In the In terest of the masses, while of the six hundred and ninety mistakes the dem ocrats had themselves discovered in their new bill not one was in favor of the people. He alluded to the fact that when he spoke In West Virginia two years ago It was prosperity and good times, and when he asked If the same conditions prevailed to-day there was a great shout of "No." To-morrow Governor McKinley is booked for twenty speeches along the river to Wheeling. SUBTERRANEAN COMBUSTION. Rapid Progress of anOldFlreln a Colorado Coal Field Denver, Oct. 22. A fire caused by spontaneous combustion in a hill above the town of Maryshal, Boulder county, Col., thirty years ago, threatens to communicate . the surrounding coal fields and itnder them worthless. The fire at first emitted only smoke, then it turned to a dull red glow, and now, despite years of effort to drown it, it rages throughout an underground mine of 200 to 300 acres, and sends flames and smoke through a dozen . outlets. Two weeks ago the miners were driven by sulphurous smoke from a drift of the last coal mine that was workable on "Volcano Hill," as the scene of the fire is known. Several attempts have been made to rescue the tools which were abandoned in the chambers of the mine, but they failed to succeed, Tester flay the'. flames-Xrfrn, Jlfilow ..burst tnrougn the surface, or . ; the mil, and the mountain drifb has become, choked with hot rock and clay that caved in when the fire found vent . Sensation In Rome. Rome, Oct 22. The suppression of the socialist workers has caused a sen sation. The step was taken in conse quence of the alarming reports sent in by the prefects who had been ques tioned concerning the association. The prefect of Milan, where there the fifty five bodies of socialist workers In cor respondence with allied societies all over Italy,' gave a full explanation of their dangerous doctrine and plans. He found that the railway employes were especially numerous and active In the association. The gneral program was to destroy the existing social sys tem, abolish private ownership, and to demolish by means of revolution the whole judicial fabric CHINA NOT NEGOTIATING. Owing to the Weather Host titles SInjt Cease for a Time Washington, Oct. 22. The officials' of the Chinese legation give an emphatic denial of the reports that China is ne gotiating with Japan for peace, or she will at this time seriously consider overtures of peace from any source whatever. "The winter season," said one of these gentlemen to-day, "Is so near at hand that hostilities must necessarily cease in a few weeks until the warmer weath er of next year. China, meanwhile, will continue her prepartlons for war. What conclusions may be reached dur ing the Interval between now and spring no one can foretell, but the pres ent sentiment of the Chinese people to-day is for a continuance of the war, and the rejection of anay proposal look ing to an agreement of peace." Stole Letters From the Mall. New London, Oct 22. Frederick Sis son, aged eighteen, employed as Jan itor and clerk In the postoffice, was de tected taking letters from the mall to day and was held for arraignment be fore the United States commissioner. Many complaints of letters falling to reach their destination1 have been made of late, and suspicion was directed to ward Sisson. Opened letters were fcund in his possession to-day. - .'. 'v- ft IN LEAGVE WITH EE BE IB. Japanese Are Quartered in the King's Pal ace in Seoul. London, Oct 22. The Graphic has this dispatch from Chemulpo: . ' :. "Four hundred Japanese' have been quartered In the king's palace in Seoul, in consequence, it is said, of the discov ery that the king's father Is in league with the Tonghak rebels. The. Chinese are mobelizlng large forces in Kuren and How-Ttng-F.u. . The king's second son started for Hiroshima, Japan, on October 15, with a quantity be presents for the Mikado. Some 1,800 Japanese, who were wounded, are under treat ment here. There are many more at Seoul, and 2,100 hundred have been sent to Japan. At Ping-Yang then are 1,200 Chinese la the hospital." ,,t , . . r . CONDITION OF SUE CZAR. -me Reports Bay He Is Improving, While Others Have Different Tone. London, Oct 22. The News correspon dent In Berlin says: "The czar walked half an hour In the park yesterday. The doctors kept him out of bed as much as possible so as to maintain his moral energy and counteract the weakness of the heart which Is in creased by lying." The correspondent ridicules the ru mor that the czar Is dead, and his death Is kept secret, owing to the czarwltch's refusal to succeed. He admits It is no secret that the 'raarwltch never was enthusiastic concerning the succession, mainly owing to the continual excite ment and terror in his father's famllly and the suddenness of the prospect. "The czarina is better," says the cor respondent, "although her condition Is procazlous and pitiable. Ambassador General von Werder will arrive In St. Petrshurg to-morrow and Is expected to proceed to Llvadla. It is understood that all documents in the last three days have been signed by the czar wltch. "Prof. Loyden has announced that he will resume his lectures In Herlln on the 29th. This is supposed to moan that the condition of the czar's case is hopeless. "The solicitude shown by Emjeror William has made a good Impression in Llvadla." Th! Standard's St. Petersburg corre spondent says: "It is rumored that an operation Is to be performed on the czar. Medical men here complain that the czar's pulse and temperature are .excluded from the bulletins which, therefore, preclude conjecture as to the possible issue of his Illness." The Standard's Vienna correspondent says that officials in Sofia forbade a special service for the czar yesterday on the pretext that the metropolitan was absent from the city. Paris, Oct. 22. A dispatch from Ll vadla, received at the Russian em bassy at 4:45 this afternoon, said that the czar was improving nicely. The pope has authorized the arch bishop of Paris to order prayers for the czar in all the churches In his diocese. London, Oct. 22. The Vienna cor respondent of the Dally Wews denies that the Princess Atix of If esse will be married at. Imce to the czarewitch. Such haste, he says, Woilld be contrary to all Romanoff traditions. Berlin, Oct. 22. The grand duke of Hess Is reported to have 'heard from Ll vadla that the czar walked - half an hour in the park yesterday. t The Lokal Anzieger says that Mile Princess Alix win be baptized and re ceived . Into the orthodjJx Russian "church to-morrow, and wjii be marrld on Wednesday in the presence of the czar and the olmperlal familyl, - MACE BIOT IS ON. Negroes Hold Secret Meetings and Great Excitement Prevails. Princeton, Ky., Oct- 22. Considerable excitement la presented in South Chris tian, in the neighborhood of Lafayette and Pee-Dee over the efforts of negro leaders to work up a race riot. The animus is the hanging of Willie Griffey, the rapist , from Christian county, whose victim. Miss Lena Berry, lived in Lafayette. He was brought here for safe keeping, but a mob, after three ineffectual attempts, formed in the section where the crime was commit ted, came here, took the negro from jail and lynched him. It Is said that secret meetings have been held among the negroes, from house to house, and they have become bold in their utterances and threats. The white citizens are alarmed and are arming in order to be ready for any emergency. Will be Ticket-of-Leave Men. Boston, Oot. 22. Under the pro visions of the law enaoted by the last legislature three prisoners in state prison will be released to-morrow on tickets of leave by the commissioners of prisons with the consent and approval of the governor and council. Only a One-Minute Fight. St Johns, N. B., Oct. 22. Mechanics' institute was crowded this evening with local and out of town sports to witness the fht between Eddie Connolly of this city and Pete Manning of Boston for a purse. Both men weighed-ln at 128 pounds. The fight lasted Just one minute; Manning was knocked down four times in that time, and the last time was unable to respond to the call of time. Slight Fire on Congress Avenue. Shortly after 7 o'clock last evening an alarm of fire was sent in from box 13, located on Congress avenue. - The fire was In the bathroom of the house 134 Congress avenue, owned by Sol Ro senburg. The flames were confined to a mattress In the room and were promptjy put out with extinguishers af ter the arrival of the department The damage will amount to about $10. The origin of the fire is unknown. . . Ball of Independent Rebecca Nacml Lodge. . The Slnchoth Torah baU of the In dependent Rebecca Naomi lodge No. 1 was held in Arion hall last evening and was , attended by about 150 couples. Musto was furnished by Adler's or chestra and Prof. Dunn prompted. v The committees were as follows: Ar rangements committee, Mrs. D. Isaacs, chairman; Mrs. Goldstone, Mrs. Men doza, Mrs. Leichter, Mrs, 3. Kraft, Mrs. B. Gompertz. - :' .Floor committee Mr. Herman Kraft, chairman; M. Goldbaum, M. Leichter, J. Goldbaum, Max Bagen, Barney Kai ser, Samuel Isaacs, Isaac Schonberger, B. Well, Morit Nusennoit. s - Reception committee a Cahn, chair man, A. Mann, Samuel Mann, K New- mark. - - - TYLER MADE A SENSATION HE MADE THE FASTEST WILE EVER RECORDED Ilf THE WORLD. The Eren Mile and theThree-Quartar Com petition Record. Broken Under I nfaTor able Circumstances He Wore Heavy Sweaters and Stockings. Waltham, Mass., Oct 22. Harry Ty ler again made a sensation to-day at the Cycle park by riding the fastest mile race ever contested in the world, breaking both the even mile and Ihree q.iHMer competition record under ox- tron.ely unfavorable conditions. On September 13, at Springfield, Eddie Bald of Buffalo leaped Into fame by winning a nr-le race against the fastest men In the world.lowcrlng the world's competi tion record by two minutes, five ni four-fifths seconds. One year before on the same track George Taylor of Wal than. had established a three-quarter mile record of 1:41 1-5. To-day Tyler broke both these records at the same attempt, and Eddie Mc Duffee of Maiden finished a wheel length, equal to about 1-5 second, be hind, Tyler cutting the threee-quarter record to 1:33 2-5 and the mile to 2:05 1-6. Less than 500 spectators were present whn Tyler, Watson Coleman, E Idle McPuffee and Nat Butler lined up in the one mile invitation race. It was so cold and damp that the men wore heavy sweaters and stockings. Fifty yards away was a tandem carrying Bniln brldge and Gardner to keep the facers m.-ving at their best speed. Tyler caught the coveted position a foot from the rear tire of the tandem and away he flew at a clip that was wonderful on such a day. He cut the quarter in 3114 st oi.ds, and. the third in 43 1-5. The other riders were trailing close behind, but at this point Butler gave out and reth'fd. lyler's feet moved faster as he warm ed to his work. The half was reached iu 1:03, three seconds below record time, lie reached the second third In 1:22 3-5, and then Coleman dropped out. At tho third quarter the time Was 1:33 2-5, and here Tyler Jumped away from the tan dem with McDuffee close upon him. Down the stretch they came without the positions varying a foot, and had Tyler not captured the new record McDuffee would have done so with a small margin to spare. As there are no recorded competition records for the third and two-thirds miles Tyler may claim them also, mak lng four more world's records to his credit as a result of to-day's race. As It was so unpieasant the trials against time were omitted and after Prof. Colby had jumped from his balloon everybody adjourned. The officials were J. C. Kerrlson, referee; George Tulll van, A. C. Peck and C. G. Percival, judges. Local News Jottings. Edgar Perkins, aged fifty-six years, father of Mrs. G. S. Johnson of South Ington, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, of pneumonia. The re mains will be taken to Colebrook, his home, for burial. Every day this week, at N. A. Fuller ton's, 926 Chapel street, the best choco late in the world CHOCOLAT-MEN-IER. It is the same delicious and healthful beverage enjoyed by thous ands at the Menier Pavilion, World's Fair. The first rehearsal of the Y. P. 8. C E. state convention chorus will be held on Thursday evening, October 24th, at 7:30 in the leoture room of the Churoh of the Redeemer. All members are re quested to be on hand promptly. The G. M. R. Shoe company of Naug atuck have closed their works, reclaim ing works excepted, until November 5. N. S. Bronson and family of New Britain will remove to this city shortly to reside permanently. The Misses Dyer and Hall and Ai C. Williams, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wooster In New Britain, have returned to their homes in New Haven. Officials of the Consolidated road in Boston, says the Boston Advertiser, re port that earnings are showing a gain in gross nearly $200,000 a month over a year ago, the increase comisfe espe cially from freight traffic. The annual report of the Yale Track Athletic association for the past year shows: Expenses, $5,082, the largest item being $2,082 for the training table. The Yale Financial union assisted jthe Track Athletic association with the amount of $2,103, and subscriptions in the university raised $1,540. The ex penses of the association the previous year were $5,977.' ; CHURCH RUINED BT EIRE. Destructive Blase In the Catholics' Edifice at Stonlngton. Stonlngton, Oot 22. The Catholic churoh at Stonlngton was discovered to be on fire at about 8:30 this morning. Stonlngton has an excellent fire depart ment and it was quite promptly on the scene. By 9:30 the fire was out, but by that time with the good start that the flames had obtained they had made the whole Interior a sad sigh for the parishioners to look upon. . The building is a wooden structure on Main street and. has not been built many years.,. The present clergyman's name -is Dougherty. It Is not known how or just, where the fire originated. Only, the walls are left, Btaadlnsj. REPVRL1CAN DEMOXSTRA TION. Rig Rally at Proctor's Opera House, nurt ford. Hartford, Oct. 22. The first demon stration by tho republicans In this city since the campaign was opened waa made to-night with a big pro cession and rally, which waa held later at Proctor's Opera house. The repub lican organizations assembled at the McKinley club's headquarters at 7 o'clock and marched to .the Allyn house, whore the speakers of the even ing. Senator O, II. I'latt and Joseph H. Harbour, wore met and escorted to the opera house. There were over 600 men In line and red fire was burned all along the march. President John Ad dison Porter of the McKinley club pre sided at the meeting, and the speakers of the evening were introduced by I. Wise, a member of the board of ooun cllmen. There were many ladles pres ent at the rally. WILL BE CANDIDATES- NIGHT." Rousing Republican Rally at the Hyperion , Thursday Night. "Candidates Night" at the Hyperion next Thursday evening will be in all probability the largest and most en thusiastic republican rally ever held in this city. A number of out of town organizations which have been invited to participate, have accepted the In vitation and It Is expected that there will be over 2,000 men In line. There will also be two brass bands and a plentiful display of fireworks along the line of march. The speakers were annnounced In yesterday's Courier. To-night the Ninth ward republicans will hold a ratification meeting In Ma sonic hall, Webster street which will be addressed by Rev. A. P. Miller, James Bishop and W. P. Niles. To-morrow night the French-Canad-dlan republicans of the . city will hold a rousing rally in Day's hall at the corner of York and Elm streets. It is expected that at least 600 will be present at the rally, when addresses on the live Issues of the day will be made by Assistant City Attorney Matthewman, William A. Lincoln, E. L. Linsley and John S. Fowler. The speakers at the rally which is to be held by the Fair Haven McKin ley club to-morrow night will be Judge Julius C. Cable, Frederick B. Farns worth and Attorney Richard C. Tyner. Friday evening the club will have a bean bake at its rooms, 313 Blatchley avenue. The session of the common "pleas court last night, held for the purpose of naturalizing citizens, was unusually protracted. Judge Hotchklss was on the bench and the oath of allegiance was administered by Assistant Clerk Philip Pond, 2d. During the evening fifty, second papers were given out and about thirty first papers. The court will be In session every evening this and next week. The selectmen and town clerk held the first of the week's dally 'sessions yesterday for the purpose of examin ing into the qualifications of new vot ers and admitting them to the electors' oath. The town officials were kept busy as bees throughout the entire day and until 8 o'clock in the evening. During yesterday's session 592 new voters were made, which were divided among the several wards, as follows: First ward 39, Second ward 26, Third ward 70, Fourth ward 62, Fifth ward 44, Sixth ward 86, Seventh ward 43, Eighth ward 39, Ninth ward 49, Tenth ward 22. Eleventh ward 21, Twelfth ward 25, Thirteenth ward 5, Fourteenth ward 5, and Fifteenth ward 6. These sessions will continue every day this week from 9 a. m. until 8 p. m. Fnneral of Blford Jannnn. The burial services of Elford Jar man, formerly of this city, who dlled at Chatham, N. J., last Thursday, was held at the chapel of the Grove street cemetery yesterday afternoon and w'ere attended by many of his relatives and friends, among whom were his daugh ter and son-ln-Iaw, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ogden of Chatham, N. J., and his nephew, Mr. Frank T. Jarman of this city. Five grand-children were also present. The funeral services proper were held at Chatham, but a short ser vice of prayer was held at the ceme tery chapel. Rev. Dr. T. T. Munger of the United church, which Mr. Jarman attended when he lived here, offici ated. The deceased was buried by the side of his wife, who died twenty-eight years ago. rOLICE INVESTIGATION BEGVN. Captains and Sergeants Were the Witnesses at Last Night's Hearing. Mayor Sargent and Police Commis sioners Prince and Doolittle acting as a committee of the board of police com missioners, last night began the inves tigation into the charges made by Rev. Dr. Smyth about the department. The session, which was held behind closed and locked doors, continued from 8 o'clock until nearly midnight, when an adjournment was taken until to morrow evening. At the conclusion of the evening's session everyone connect ed in any way with it positively refused to Impart any Information as to what had transpired in the executive ses sion. Besides the members of the committee Dr. Smyth and Stenographer Cogswell were -the only ones present at the in vestigation. All the captains and ser geants had been subpoenaed to-appear ae witnesses and all were present. Each one was called In singly to testify and none was allowed to hear the evi dence of his brother officer. No patrol man has yet been cited in. The Inves tigation will be resumed to-morrow night. ' PROSECUTION MAY FOLLOW MATTE US KEhEitKED TO CUT AX TORNKT BY UOA l COMMISSION. Oar lirolhero' fexcute for Cutting Down Trees on West C Impel otreot fish Deal. - eis Complain About a Itlial Aldermsa ltefor Kutimates to Board of Finance. Mayor Sargent was unable to be pres ent at the meeting- of the board of pub lic works last evening, and In conse quence Commissioner States presided over the deliberations of that body. In accordance with the vote of tha board at Its last meeting William ami John Gay were present to explain thela action In removing, trees from In front of their property on West Chapel street, above York street without permission from the board. The excuse given by the Gay brothers was to the effect that the trees hail been cut down through a mlaunder-, standing and that it was their under standing that it was optional wltU them to cut down the reea, and that they understood that the committee ofc streets had given them such permia sion. It will be remembered that tha Gay brothers were given permission to cut down two trees In front of thein property, but that they cut down three, and In addition trimmed another tree) which Park Superintendent Kelly says they agreed positively with him not td touch. After listening to the explanation of the Messrs. Gay the commissioners, all of whom were present, voted unanU mously to refer the entire matter tq the city attorney for action. The New Haven and Centervllle ralU road were granted permission to open the streets through which its cars run, from Church and Elm streets to the dtyi line, for the purpose of laying tracks suitable for electric cars. The work is to be completed as far as Munson street by November 16, and the surplus earth! and stone will be used for hardening and filling in Dwlght street and Sheltort avenue. A unique communication was prd sented to the board signed by a number of fish dealers, who stated in their com- munlcatlon that one Charles Ducrosse, was occupying city or town property) without paying any compensation there fore, and selling fish at "distressingly; low prices" to the great disadvantage of the dealers In the dty who pay ran and taxes. The communication! was nu merously signed. The entire matten was referred to the dty attorney for ac tlon. ALDERMEN Hf SESSION. The special meeting of the board o aldermen last evening was unusually) brief, the extra session lasting only) about ten minutes. During that time the members .decided to refer to the board! of finance for immendlate action tha estimates of the several departments) of the city govrnment for the fiscal year from December 1, 1894, to Decem ber 1, 1895. This was in concurrence) with the action taken two weeks ago by the board of councilmen. The members also decided to give per-, mission for the removal of the book cai,e, etc., In the mayor's office and tha construction of another window so aa to afford Increased lighting facilities) in that room, and appointed Aldermqji Blakeslee and Connor members of tha committee of the court of common council, which is to have plans mada of the proposed Improvement. Unanimous consent was given to the) members of the board of health to) transfer $422.70 from one account In tha department in order that the. bills of) Stenographer Cogswell and City Sheriffl Brannagan for servioes rendered dur ing the investigation into the ohargetl made against Health Offioer Wright and Clerk Bailey might be paid. The boardl then adjourned at 8:12 p. m. RUN OVER BT A WAGON. Accident to an Eight-Tear-Old Schoolboy in Front of Dwight School. Frank R. Langdale, jr., the eight year-old son of Frank R. Langd&lej the well known tenor singer, was run over by a heavy wagon on Edgewoojl avenue In front of Dwight school yei terday noon. He received a bad cud on the back of his head, a severe bruise and scratches on the side ot his face and Injury to one of hip arms. The accident happened as tha children were running out of the schoql building for the noon hour. Just at this time A. L. Price, driver for O. B. North & Son, drove along down tha avenue and the Langdale boy ran di rectly against the horse. The injured boy was taken to hla home at 28 Edgewood avenue, and Dr. William P. Baldwin, the surgeon, waa called and dressed the wound. Tha scalp wound was found to be three or four inches long and seml-clrcular around the back of the skull. He found that the skull was uninjured and that the injuries were not of a very! serious character. FELL FROM A CHESTNUT TREE And Died Soon After From Injuries Be ceived. Falls Village' Oct. 22. Charles Pick ett, aged twenty-five, a well known carpenter living in the north part f Salisbury, died to-day from Injuries received in a fall from, a chestnut trea yesterday afternoon. Pickett went otit Into the woods a short distance from his own home and climbed into the tree. He got out on a rotten limb. which gave way under his weight Ha was picked up unconsolous and re, moved to his home. An examination1 showed that his back was broken ana that several ribs had been fractured. He remained in an unconscious con dition ' until a few! momenta belom hla death, -"' ' '